Supporting entrepreneurs through a Small Business Help Centre
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To help small businesses and entrepreneurs become more agile as they face the challenges of COVID-19, the Schulich School of Business at York University established the COVID-19 Small Business Support Centre with the help of 100 Master’s and undergraduate students.

Through paid summer placements, these students were hired to help businesses across the GTA move their products, services and operations online by building on Toronto’s Digital Main Street and Google’s ShopHERE.

This one-of-a-kind opportunity is helping students build skills, use leading edge digital tools and access tech experts – all while helping small businesses and the economy during COVID-19. Read more about the COVID-19 Business Support Centre, and the student and small business digital commerce initiative.

To learn more, visit York University.

“Many business owners and entrepreneurs are overwhelmed right now with the process of assessing the increasing number of government and private sector programs available to them. Our opening goal is to help 3,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs in the next 90 days, but our partnership with Schulich is allowing us to scale our support services exponentially.”
Stuart Brown
CEO of Pycap Venture Partners
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